The German Navy (Deutsche Marine) has check fired RBS 15 Mk3 anti-ship missile at a land-based goal in Norway, on board K130 Braunschweig-class corvette Oldenburg (F263). The check was carried out within the northern Norwegian fjords on 18 Might. This additionally marks the primary time Oldenburg has fired the RBS 15 missile at a goal on land. The full flight distance demanded totally different, extraordinarily demanding routes from the guided missiles, each at sea and over land. The route made good use of the RBS15’s vary of greater than 200 km, the rockets hit a number of hooks on their route and adjusted their altitude time and again.

Oldenburg (F263) is the fourth ship of the Braunschweig-class corvette of the German Navy. Oldenburg was laid down on 19 January 2006 and launched on 28 June 2007 in Hamburg. She was commissioned on 21 January 2013. The K130 Braunschweig class (Korvette 130) is Germany’s latest class of ocean-going corvettes. 5 ships have changed the Gepard-class quick assault craft of the German Navy. In dimension, armament, safety, and function, these corvettes resemble fashionable antisurface warfare gentle frigates, the primary distinction being the whole absence of any antisubmarine warfare associated sensors or weapons.


German Navy K130 Braunschweig-class corvette Oldenburg ‘s crew fired the RBS15 missile from a battle station. The process for firing the missile towards a land-based goal was similar as that of a goal at sea. (Photograph by Bundeswehr)

The RBS 15 (Robotsystem 15) is a long-range fire-and-forget surface-to-surface and air-to-surface anti-ship missile. The later model Mk. III has the power to assault land targets as nicely. The missile was developed by the Swedish firm Saab Bofors Dynamics. Growth of the RBS 15 Mk. III started within the mid-Nineties. It’s produced by Saab in co-operation with Diehl Defence of Germany. Emphasis was placed on elevated vary (on account of bigger gasoline capability and new gasoline the vary has been elevated to some 200 km), improved accuracy (built-in GPS) and selectable precedence concentrating on, which improved the weapon system’s flexibility.

The RBS 15 Mk. III was chosen for the German Navy’s Braunschweig-class corvettes. The German Navy has ordered the RBS-15 Mk4 prematurely, which can be a future improvement of the Mk3 with elevated vary —400 km (250 mi)— and a twin seeker for elevated resistance to digital countermeasures. The Mk4 is extra superior than ever earlier than, with its improved goal seeker and unrivalled endgame capabilities; and is ideal for littoral environments – one of the crucial difficult settings forces will face. Gungnir is the most recent addition to the RBS15 household, utilising the RBS15 Mk4 missile.